what is The Difference Between CD and DVD?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    CDs don't hold as much, but are currently more universal and reliable. A CD holds about 700MB.

    DVDs hold 4.3GB and come in different flavors. Some DVDs might not be compatible with every device that you want to plug into. When you buy a good burner and get the right media, and use the right burning process, you will have better luck with compatibility issues.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A DVD has a much more compact storage method and can be recorded on multiple levels. A CD is only recorded on a single layer. A DVD and hold about 8 times what a CD can hold.

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  • 1 decade ago

    DVD is of better quality and will hold more than a cd. CD is made for storing files and information where the DVD is for movies and other higher quality things

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  • Ronnie
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The CD is for music and the DVD is for important stuff!

    Source(s): ME !!!
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  • 1 decade ago

    cd's are put into cd players and you can't see anything, you can only hear music or different sounds

    dvd's are put into a dvd player that is shown on a television. you can both see and hear what is happening. a cd can also be played in a dvd player, but you will still only be able to hear it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    CD plays music a DVD plays movies..they're both the same size

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  • 1 decade ago

    cd plays music dvd plays movies

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  • 1 decade ago

    DVD is for movies and music, CD is for music only

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    cd = A digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser

    dvd = A digital recording (as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

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    The major difference between CD and DVD is the size of the storage capability.

    DVD storage is about 4.7 Gigabytes (GB)

    .........( 4700 Megabytes)

    CD storage is around 750 Megabites

    .........( 1204 Kilobytes) (Kb)

    Floppy Storage is 1.44 Megabytes (Mb)

    .........( 1475 Kilobyter)

    Now, beyond storage space, you get into deeper and complex usage for the size and capabilities of storage "TYPE"

    Go here for a lengthy explanation:

    http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0geuux_FihF.zgAf51XNyoA...

    Glad to help

    stw

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